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Open source text honors TIJS Professor Emeritus

Edited by Emory professor Dr. Jacob L. Wright and Dr. Zev I. Farber, who holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Religious Cultures from the Graduate Division of Religion. Photo courtesy of Myron McGhee.

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Students report on summer research

Two grant winners report on their summer research in both the U.S. and abroad.

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TIJS celebrates student acheivements

The Tam Institute presented students with the Blumenthal Awards and with summer and academic year grants.

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Tenenbaum Lecture draws a full house

This year's Tenenbaum lecture featuring Prof. Aron Rodrigue saw a crowd of over 200 people in attendance from the Emory and Atlanta communities. The full lecture is now available to watch online.

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Lecture feat. Jan Gross on Poland's role in the Holocaust

Jan T. Gross, whose book "Neighbors" (2001) raised awareness of the role played by Poles in the murder of Polish Jews during the Holocaust, is a leading proponent of the idea that Poland can find national honor in a truthful interrogation of its past. Now, that idea is being challenged by a nationalist Polish government that has threatened to prosecute Gross for his claim that Poles killed more Jews than Germans did during World War II. In his Emory lecture, Prof. Gross will argue that the Holocaust must be understood a central event in the national history of Poland.

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Students put ethical issue on trial in unusual final project

Instead of a typical final paper, students taking the religion course 'Nazi Medicine on Trial' held a tribunal on whether forced sterilization is immoral, judged by experts from Emory's Center for Ethics and Office of the General Counsel. Prof. Jonathan Crane's course was developed with assistance from the Waxman Support Fund, whichpromotes scholarly research, teaching, and public programming at Emory on topics related to antisemitism, the Holocaust, and relations between Jews and other communities.

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Ellie Schainker wins 2017 National Jewish Book Award

TIJS congratulates Prof. Ellie Schainker on receiving the National Jewish Book Award for "Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906."

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22nd Annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies

Professor Aron Rodrigue will present a lecture titled "The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry: The Ottoman Centuries" on Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall at Emory University.

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TIJS welcomes visiting faculty

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Borowski leading archaeological dig of Tell Halif, Israel

Dr. Oded Borowski is again leading a team working at the archaeological site of Tell Halif, Israel. This year, the major tasks are sorting and cataloging items from previous years' digs, consulting experts on some of the finds, and readying materials for eventual publication.